SOURCE: Secure Computing

January 28, 2008 12:41 ET

Secure Computing's S.W.A.T. Initiative Continues With the Commencement of a Web 2.0 Roadshow

Multi-City North American Tour Arms Security Professionals With Information and Protective Measures Around Web 2.0

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) -


    WHAT:   The Secure Web 2.0 Anti-Threat Initiative (SWAT) Roadshow is a
    traveling showcase highlighting how Secure Computing Corporation
    (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security provider, is
    taking action against sophisticated new Web 2.0 threats. At the event,
    Secure Computing experts will teach security professionals about the
    latest proactive prevention technologies and strategies to stop
    evolving Web 2.0 threats from impacting systems and networks. Through
    research, analysis, and years of experience as the leader in security
    for the Internet gateway, Secure Computing has identified the key
    requirements for addressing enterprise Web security.  Attendees will
    learn how to implement a step-by-step action plan to secure their
    networks and data.  This "lunch and learn" opportunity will equip
    professionals with a better understanding of the threats associated
    with Web 2.0 and the components required to provide the best possible
    protection for businesses operating in a Web 2.0 environment and
    beyond.  Research, resources and solution information will be provided.

    WHEN:  SWAT Roadshow sessions will be held in the following cities, on
    the following dates:

        January 29- Bellevue, WA
        February 5- Houston, TX
        February 6- Tampa, FL
        February 7- Hartford, CT
        February 12- Scottsdale, AZ
        February 13- Salt Lake City, UT
        February 13- Rochester, NY
        February 20- Loiusville, KY
        February 20- Los Angeles, CA
        February 20- St. Louis, MO
        February 21- Charlotte, NC
        TBD- Columbus, OH

    REGISTRATION:  For more information about each regional event, or to
    register, please visit the S.W.A.T. Roadshow landing page.  Interested
    visitors can also view a webcast titled "Straight Talk on Security: Is
    Your Organization Prepared for Web 2.0 Security Threats?" featuring
    Chenxi Wang, Ph.D., principal analyst with Forrester Research:
    www.securecomputing.com/SWAT

Security Solutions for Web 2.0 and Beyond

The SWAT initiative has driven Secure Computing's next-generation Web and messaging gateway appliance development. Validation of our progress in this area includes:

--  IDC has recently named Secure Computing the leader in Web Security
    Appliances, the fastest growing segment of the Web security market
--  Secure Computing was named a leader in Gartner's Secure Web Gateway
    Magic Quadrant
--  SC Magazine bestowed the "Best Buy" endorsement for 2007 upon Secure
    Computing IronMail® for the product's power and low cost of ownership
--  Proactive intent-based anti-malware protection, via Secure Computing's
    Webwasher® has been repeatedly rated number one in numerous tests by
    independent lab AV-Test.org as documented in eWeek and PC Magazine
--  SC Magazine bestowed the "Best Buy" endorsement for 2007 upon Secure
    Computing's Sidewinder®
    

"Research proves that businesses aren't doing enough to protect themselves in a Web 2.0 world. Our initiative and subsequent roadshow aims to provide information and resources that help organizations understand the evolving threat environment and take steps to proactively protect themselves," said Ken Rutsky, vice president of product marketing for Secure Computing. "As part of our commitment to continue to evolve our Application firewall, Web and messaging products to better thwart Web 2.0 attacks, Secure Computing is providing a roadmap that includes support for additional protocols, unified policy and management across multiple remote appliances and integration with external systems in the enterprise."

Secure Computing S.W.A.T. Initiative

In October, Forrester Consulting conducted a commissioned study on behalf of Secure Computing that focused on determining how companies are responding to employee Web and messaging use. Using the results from that study, combined with global threat data from its industry-leading reputation system TrustedSource™, Secure Computing introduced its "SWAT" Initiative. The Secure Web 2.0 Anti-Threat Initiative leverages the company's security expertise and ongoing research to help businesses implement a proactive security architecture that can protect their environments as existing Web and messaging threats increase and new threats arise. Research, resource and solution information related to SWAT can be found on the SWAT website at www.securecomputing.com/swat.

About Secure Computing

Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 20,000 global customers in 106 countries, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,000 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see http://www.securecomputing.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated Secure Computing SWAT initiative, and the expected benefits of such initiative and use of Secure Computing's security solutions, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

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    Secure Computing Corporation
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